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HIV-1 remission achieved in second patient, report UK researchers

BMJ 2019; 364 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l1019 (Published 05 March 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l1019
  1. Harriet Pike
  1. Cambridge, UK

A patient with HIV has achieved remission from infection following a stem cell transplantation, UK researchers have reported in a paper published in Nature.1 It is the second recorded case of patient remission from HIV-1 infection after stem cell transplantation.

Ravindra Gupta, from the University of Cambridge, and colleagues say that the patient has been in remission for 18 months. They warn, however, that it is too early to say that the patient has been “cured.” They conclude that their data suggest that a single …

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